Make sure you are up-to-speed with pavement markings and road signs for the permit test, as these subjects are guaranteed to account for around a third of the questions on the exam. We have listed every road sign and pavement marking from the BMV database below on this page, to give you a convenient source of study material when you wish to work on your road sign knowledge. First-time success during the Maine DMV permit test is within your grasp, if you rely on our resources to guide your learning. Got your copy of the BMV handbook? Great, you’re good to go!

If you do not yet have a 2024 edition of the Maine driving manual, you can download a digital version free of charge here, or directly from the BMV website. Road signs and pavement markings are usually covered over a couple of chapters, right at the start of the guide. Navigating your way around the permit book can be a bit of a nightmare, especially if you are using the free PDF version on your tablet or cell phone. Fortunately, you will not have to return to the driver’s manual every time you want to revise road signs and pavement markings for the Maine permit test, as everything you need to learn is right here on this page.

The Maine DMV handbook lists essential road signs and pavement markings, but it does not explain how these traffic control devices work. Look at the list of road signs on this page and you will see we have sorted them into four groups: regulatory signs, work zone signs, guide signs and warning signs. All the signs within a single category share a similar purpose. For example, regulatory road signs tell motorists what the rules of the road are on a certain street, whereas warning signs serve to inform road users of upcoming hazards. You may also notice that all the signs within a group are similar in shape and/or color – this is no coincidence! The DMV use a code of colors, symbols and shapes in all road signs on United States roadways, to make them easier for motorists to understand without taking too much attention away from the task of driving. In addition to memorizing individual road signs for the BMV learners permit test, you should study the “language” of road signs which is made up of these symbols and shapes. Doing so will mean you can work out which of the multiple-choice permit test answers to any road sign question is correct, should you be presented with an unusual sign which you do not recognize.

The Maine driver’s education course we offer includes a module on road signs and pavement markings, titled “Signs, Signals & Markings”. Completing this section of the course help you get to grips with the language of road signs, in preparation for the DMV written test. Pavement marking are also designed using a “code” of sorts, with different meanings assigned to different colors, lines and patterns. For example, yellow lines always mark the edge of a roadway, while white lines separate driving lanes. You can learn everything you need to know about pavement markings for the permit test, via our free driver’s ed course. If you have yet to start studying, why not take a peek at the course right now? It is open access, so you are free to return to previously covered modules however many times you feel is necessary. When you have spent a little time studying, find out how much you have learned by answering some questions on our road signs DMV practice test for Maine drivers!

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